Promoting Oral Health: A Window to Overall Health
According to experts, 40 percent of preschoolers in Arizona have tooth decay. Among the more rural, economically disadvantaged Hispanic and Native American populations of northern Arizona, that number is even higher. Poor oral health can contribute to various diseases and conditions. The Foundation awarded $25,000 - in collaboration with the Arizona Community Foundation/Sedona and Delta Dental of Arizona for an award totaling $75,000 - to The Mouth Project, a touring musical play developed by the Red Earth Theatre of Sedona, focusing on oral health. The purpose is to raise awareness and educate entire families about the importance of oral healthcare.